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Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar Designated Global Terrorist: LIVE Updates

Masoosd Azhar's Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsiblity for the Pulwama terror attack in which nearly 40 CRPF soldies were killed.

Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar Designated Global Terrorist: LIVE Updates

China had blocked Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.

New Delhi:

In a big diplomatic win for India, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masoosd Azhar has been designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations today after China withdrew its objections. Masood Azhar's finances and assets will be frozen after his listing. China put a technical hold in March on a fresh proposal to ban Masood Azhar, the head of the Pakistan-based Jaish, which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has termed Masood Azhar's blacklisting as a big victory. 

It was the fourth time that China had blocked Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.

US, UK and France had been working hard to step up pressure on Beijing by taking the issue directly to the powerful UN Security Council. China insists that it should be resolved at the 1267 Committee whose proceedings are not publicized.

Here are the live updates on Masood Azhar being designated as global terrorist: 

May 01, 2019 22:02 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on UN decision to blacklist Masood Azhar

 In India's fight against terrorism, this is an important achievement. For the last one decade, India was making diplomatic efforts towards this goal.
May 01, 2019 20:53 (IST)
Big victory, says PM Modi on Masood Azhar's blacklisting as global terrorist

UNSC has listed MasoodAzhar as a Global Terrorist. In our fight against terrorism, it is a big victory.
May 01, 2019 20:38 (IST)
Foreign Ministry on Masood Azhar's blacklisting

The decision is in  accordance with India's position and in line with the information that India has shared with the members of the Sanctions Committee regarding terrorist activities of Masood Azhar and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. India will continue with its efforts through international forums to ensure that terrorist organizations and their leaders who cause harm to our citizens are brought to justice.
May 01, 2019 20:35 (IST)
"Will immediately enforce sanctions imposed on Masood Azhar": Pakistan

Pakistan has said it will "immediately enforce the sanctions" on Masood Azhar and said it agreed to his listing after all "political references", including attempts to link him to the Pulwama attack were removed from the proposal, news agency PTI reports. 
May 01, 2019 20:26 (IST)
BJP President Amit Shah on Masood Azhar

That is why India needs a strong and decisive leader. Grateful to PM and his diplomatic efforts that led to the UN designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. It was long over due. This also reflects PM Modi's commitment towards Zero Tolerance against terrorism.
May 01, 2019 20:11 (IST)
May 01, 2019 19:59 (IST)
US welcomes Masood Azhar's blacklisting

The US welcomes the addition of Masood Azhar to the UN 1267 ISIL and al-Qaida Sanctions list, which requires all UN member states to implement an assets freeze, a travel ban, and an arms embargo against Masood Azhar, news agency PTI quoted aa US spokesperson as saying. 
May 01, 2019 19:57 (IST)
China on Masood Azhar being designated global terrorist

On this listing issue, China has been communicating with relevant parties in a constructive and responsible fashion. After careful study of the revised materials and taking into consideration the opinions of relevant parties concerned, China does not have objection to the listing proposal. 
May 01, 2019 19:52 (IST)
BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi on Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar a global terrorist! Another feather to the already heavy hat of PM Modi, who has scored countless diplomatic victories in the last 5 years. Let this be a warning to all anti-Indian cells. Won't forget and won't forgive 
May 01, 2019 19:37 (IST)
Masood Azhar Global Terrorist: After 4 Failed Attempts, Masood Azhar Finally A Global Terrorist
In a big diplomatic win for India, Pakistan-based Jaish-e Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was designated a "global terrorist" by the United Nations Security Council today after China removed its objections. In the past, China had blocked the move at the UN against Masood Azhar four times."
May 01, 2019 19:31 (IST)
Masood Azhar was recently shifted to safehouse in Islamabad, reports news agency ANI quoting sources

Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar was put under house arrest at Markaz Subhan Allah in Bahawalpur, post Balakot Attack and has been recently shifted to a safe house in Islamabad, ANI reported. 

May 01, 2019 19:21 (IST)
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist

India stands vindicated. Masood Azar is now a global terrorist. India is in safe hands. This marks a high point for the Prime Minister's foreign policy.
May 01, 2019 19:19 (IST)
Masood Azhar ordered many terror strikes in India

After his release in exchange of passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines IC-814 flight in 1999 by the then BJP government, Masood Azhar went on to form Jaish-e-Mohammed and ordered many terror strikes in India, including on Parliament House, Pathankot Air Force base, Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir, including the Pulwama bombing

May 01, 2019 19:15 (IST)
France's statement on Masood Azhar

"France welcomes the designation today. For many years now, French diplomacy has been relentlessly pleading for sanctioning Azhar, head of the terrorist group responsible, notably, for the Pulwama attack last February."
May 01, 2019 19:11 (IST)
What blacklisting wil do for Masood Azhar

A UN blacklisting will subject Masood Azhar to assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. An assets freeze under the Sanctions Committee requires that all states freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.
May 01, 2019 19:08 (IST)
Shashi Tharoor on Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist

It's taken us 10 years, but it's finally done: Masood Azhar is on the UN's terrorist blacklist.  I had asked "Is China the world's biggest enabler of terror?" They answered "yes"in March, but finally did the right thing in May!

May 01, 2019 19:03 (IST)